How To Make An New Eyeshadow

A few months ago I experimented with how to repair a broken compact.  Through doing this I had the idea of trying to create a personal eyeshadow, using colours of my choice. I have a bag full of broken eyeshadows and loose pigments and so had plenty to experiment with. This is what I did:

The colours I used.

The colours I used.

Step One – Select the pigments you wish to use. I decided on brown, gold, dark blue, turquoise and a dash of black. These are various makes, but generally quite cheap (I didn’t want to use anything too expensive as it’s just an experiment at this stage). The gold and turquoise were £1, the black was the result of a broken Grimas eyeshadow and the brown and dark blue were from Collection 2000.

Put a bit of each colour into a spare pot.

Put a bit of each colour into a spare pot.

Step Two – Mix a little bit of each one in a spare pot. I used a pot I had got from Origins, containing yummy skincare samples. I only used a small amount of each as I had five colours and didn’t want to make too much in case I didn’t like it.

Cover pigments with surgical spirit

Cover pigments with surgical spirit

Step Three – Add a few drops of surgical spirit, enough to cover all the powder, mix it all thoroughly. After this I left the lid balanced on the top, but not screwed on tight, the surgical spirit needs air to dry. Leave for a week or so until dry (mine took 8 days.)

I'm wearing this new eyeahdow over a base of Illamasqua's Liquid Metal in Surge.

I’m wearing this new eyeahdow over a base of Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal in Surge.

Step Four – Wear. I’m wearing mine today, over a base of Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal in Surge. The colour doesn’t show much blue, but perhaps its mixed with the gold to give a slight green touch. Even so, I like it and I like getting messy so I’ll probably be making a few more in the coming months.

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